1.3 million Haitian may be living in an emergency situationThe United Nations estimated that 4.6 million people, more than a third of Haiti's population, will suffer from hunger this year.

United Nations.- According to a local from Peguy Ville, southeast of the capital "Fewer and fewer people can make large purchases and this figure is decreasing with the high prices of products."

According to the UN World Food Program, 1.3 million people may be living in an emergency, also aggravated by political instability, inflation, and natural disasters such as last August's earthquake in rural areas of the country.

The earthquake hit the southern departments of Haiti with fury, resulting in more than 2,200 deaths and losses valued at more than 1 billion dollars, in addition to the constant devaluation of the national currency against the dollar, which reduces purchasing power.

According to the analysis of the National Food Security Commission, 1.32 million people, 13 percent of the population, are classified in an emergency, and 3.8 million (32 percent) are in crisis.

In addition, the coastal zone of the South Department, the lowlands of the Northwest, the highlands, La Gonave Island, the western banana plain, and poor neighborhoods such as Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince have more than 15 percent of their inhabitants in a crisis phase. In this context, basic foodstuffs such as rice and meat have almost tripled in price since 2018, while the government has only approved two salary increases in 2019 and 2022, considered insufficient by workers. (RHC)